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Matheson, Sir Alexander, 1805-1886 (1st Baronet, merchant and banker)

 Person

Biography

Sir Alexander Matheson became a Partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in 1870.

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters from Great Britain, Jan. 1849-Dec. 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K6/4
Scope and Contents Manuscript letters nos 45-51 from members of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in Great Britain to their colleagues in China:45. Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, Hong Kong, 23 January 1849.46. James Matheson, London, to Captain Thomas Larkins, Hong Kong, 9 March 1849.47. Alexander Matheson, London, to David Jardine, East Point, 23 March 1849.48. Donald Matheson, Edinburgh, to David Jardine, Hong Kong, 20 August 1849.49. Donald...
Dates: Jan. 1849-Dec. 1849
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from Great Britain, Jan. 1850-July 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K6/5
Scope and Contents

Manuscript letters nos 52-57 from Alexander Matheson, London, to David Jardine in Hong Kong or China: 52. 24 January 1850; 53. 25 March 1850; 54. 19 June 1850; 55. 19 June 1850; 56. 24 June 1850; and 57. 24 July 1850.

Dates: Jan. 1850-July 1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from Great Britain, 1851-1882 (mostly 1851-1860)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K6/6
Scope and Contents Manuscript letters nos 58-87 from members of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and others in Great Britain to China and occasionally elsewhere.58. Helen Stewart, Gillenbie, to Joseph Jardine, Hong Kong, 16 January 1851, with a typescript copy.59. Alexander Matheson, London, to David Jardine, East Point, 24 March 1851.60. James Hope Stewart, Gillenbie, to David Jardine, Hong Kong, 18 April 1851, with a typescript copy.61. Alexander Matheson, London, to David...
Dates: 1851-1882 (mostly 1851-1860)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from Great Britain, Mar. 1847-Dec. 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K6/2
Scope and Contents Manuscript letters nos 17-29 from members of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in Great Britain to their colleagues in Hong Kong. Most of the letters are from Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, Hong Kong.17. Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, East Point, 20 March 1847.17A. James Macandrew, Cook Street, Liverpool, to Hugh Matheson, Liverpool, 14 May 1847.17B. Hugh Matheson, Liverpool, to Alexander Matheson, London, 22 May 1847.18....
Dates: Mar. 1847-Dec. 1847
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from Great Britain, Jan. 1848-Nov. 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K6/3
Scope and Contents Manuscript letters nos 30-44 from members of Jardine, Matheson & Co. in Great Britain to their colleagues in China. Most of the letters are from Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, Hong Kong.30. James Matheson, London, to Captain Thomas Larkins, China, 24 January 1848.31. Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, East Point, 24 January 1848.32. Alexander Matheson, London, to Donald Matheson, East Point, 22 February 1848.33....
Dates: Jan. 1848-Nov. 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from India, June 1842-Dec. 1843

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D5/2
Scope and Contents Copies of letters and circulars from correspondents in Bombay and other parts of India to Jardine Matheson, Macao, with a few letters to Alexander Matheson (of Jardine Matheson, Macao), and related accounts and certificates of survey concerning tea. The authors include Framjee Cowasjee; Cursetjee Ardaseer & Co.; Bhimjee Deneraz; Forbes, Forbes & Co.; Dhunjeebhoy Framjee; J.R. Hadow; Huttasung Kesrising & Co.; Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Sons & Co.; Rustomjee Jejeebhoy; M.T. Kays;...
Dates: June 1842-Dec. 1843
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from Macao, 1841-1843

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/4
Scope and Contents

Press copies of letters from Alexander and James Matheson, Macao.

Dates: 1841-1843
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters from the East, 1841-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K10
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous series of letters from Asia, the Far East and occasionally elsewhere numbered 1-60. Most of the letters were exchanged between correspondents in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Manila, Melbourne, Penang, Point de Galle and Singapore, but there is also some correspondence with Great Britain and the United States. The authors are B.A. Barretto, G.A. Brooker, George Brown, W.A. Frederick Brown, John Cairns, C.S. Compton, W.G. Dickson, S. Drinker, Thomas Howard Fellows, M.M....
Dates: 1841-1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Letters to London, 1849-1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/D1/1/2/7/1
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Press copies of letters from David Jardine, Hong Kong, to Alexander Matheson, London.

Dates: 1849-1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1830-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/K60
Scope and Contents Originals, copies and extracts of letters, notices and other correspondence of Jardine, Matheson & Co. and other correspondents, with a few related papers:1. A manuscript translation of a notification from the Hong merchants to Jardine, Matheson & Co., Dent & Co. and others, 18 March 1830, 'concerning debts that may hereafter be contracted'.2. A typescript notice addressed to Magniac & Co., dated Glasgow, 22 December 1831, announcing the death that morning...
Dates: 1830-1939
Conditions Governing Access: Nos 1 and 8 have been removed due to their bad condition, and are not available to readers.
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Notes on Matheson & Co. Ltd, c. 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/29
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript notes regarding the history of Matheson & Co. Ltd, including sections on Alexander Matheson and Hugh Mackay Matheson and a summary history of the company's Directorate between 1908 and 1938.

Dates: c. 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Notes on Sir Alexander Matheson, c. 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/26
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Undated typescript notes on Sir Alexander Matheson Bart of Lochalsh, 6 pages and a title page.

Dates: c. 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Papers on Jardine Matheson and related companies, circa 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L11/11
Scope and Contents Manuscript and typescript papers regarding Jardine, Matheson & Co.; Jardine, Skinner & Co.; and Matheson & Co. The largest part of the material consists of extracts from correspondence of David Jardine; William Jardine; Jardine Matheson, Canton; Andrew Johnstone; Alexander Matheson; James Matheson; Donald Matheson; C.B. Skinner; and James Hope Stewart, 1837-1856. The remaining papers include family trees; a typescript note on Jardine, Skinner & Co., 31 August 1938; a list of...
Dates: circa 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Private letters: America, 1813-1869

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/2
Scope and Contents Letters from Boston, New York, San Francisco and other places in the United States, including Honolulu. The correspondents include B.A. Barretto & Co.; Eustace Barron; Beebe & Brothers; Boorman, Johnston & Co.; William G. Bull (of H.C.S. 'David Scott'); Hawaiian Consul General at Canton; Cary & Co.; H.E. the High & Honourable Minister of His Celestial Majesty the Mighty Emperor of the Great & Vast Empire of China; Christmas, Livingston, Prime & Coster; Charles...
Dates: 1813-1869
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 58.
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Private letters: Australasia, 1837-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/3
Scope and Contents The correspondents include James Balfour; Bank of Australasia; Brown & Co. (of Australia and London); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); W.H. Hamilton; James Henty & Co.; David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson & Co.); Thomas Larkins (Captain of H.C.S. 'Marquis of Camden'); Captain J.J. Low; Alexander Matheson; Thomas Pollard; A.B. Smith & Co.; H.A. Smith & Co.; South Australian Company; Edward Stephens; J.L....
Dates: 1837-1882
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 58.
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Private letters: Bombay, 1828-1871

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/4
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Ardaseer Hormasjee (Ardaseer Hormarjee); John Andrew Baumbach; John Fizgibbon, Earl of Clare; Joseph Coolidge; Thomas Stock Cowie; Robert Wigram Crawford; Cursetjee Ardaseer; Cursetjee Ardaseer and Co.; Cursondass Mathooradass; Dadabhoy Rustomjee Patell; João de Deos de Castro (J. Castro); Roger D'Faria and Co. (Roger de Faria and Co.); E.M. Fogo; Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 1st Baronet; Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (Cursetjee Jamsetjee), 2nd Baronet; (Sir) Jamsetjee...
Dates: 1828-1871
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 58 (letters P1-168) and Reel 59 (P169-283).
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Private letters: Calcutta, 1815-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/5
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Thomas A. Apcar; Apcar & Co.; Joseph Barretto & Sons; Captain Charles James Bolton; Borradaile, Schiller & Co.; John Brightman; Brightman & Co.; George Brown (of Jardine, Skinner & Co.); Chunder Comar Tagore; J.F. Crockett (Captain of the 'Hellespont' and 'Clan Alpine'); John Currie (of Jardine, Matheson & Co.); H. Dundas; A. Emerson (agent, P. & O.); William Fairlie; Fairlie, Fergusson & Co.; Robert Cutlar Fergusson; Gilmore &...
Dates: 1815-1867
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 59 (letters P1-165) and Reel 60 (P166-390).
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Private letters: Canton, 1813-1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/2
Scope and Contents The correspondents include the following names:Rutherford Alcock; John Anderson (of London); Peter Anderson; William Henry Anderson; George A. Archer; J.H. Astell.Samuel Ball; James Bannerman (of the East India Co.); Bartolomeu Barretto; Antonio Lourenço Barretto and Co.; William Baynes; Thomas Beale; Thomas Chay Beale; Beale and Co.; Robert Berry; Francis B. Birley; Birley and Co.; John Blain; George Blight; W.O. Bokee; Bomnajee Hormasjee (Bomanjee Hormarjee); William...
Dates: 1813-1872
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 28 (letters P1-199), 29 (P200-648), 30 (P649-1155), 282 (P1156-1518), 283 (P1519-1761), 284 (P1762-2072), 285 (P2073-2308) and 286 (2309-2492).
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Private letters: China coast, 1813-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/7
Scope and Contents The correspondents include George Adam (of H.C.S. 'William Pitt'); R.B. Baker (Captain of the 'Earl of Balcarres' and 'Singapore'); Captain Charles James Bolton; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); William G. Bull (of H.C.S. 'David Scott'); Captain James Burnett; Alexander Chiene (of the 'Harlequin'); Adam Howden Crawford; James Jeremiah Davis (Captain of the 'Austen', 'Lady M. Wood' and 'Arabia'); John Denham; William Alexander Erskine (of the 'Venus'); Duncan Forbes (Captain...
Dates: 1813-1867
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 495.
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Private letters: East Indies, Siam and Malaya, 1813-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/6
Scope and Contents The correspondents include James Anderson (of Strachan and Co.); Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Antonio Lourenço Barretto and Co.; B.A. Barretto and Co.; Batlle, Hermanos and Co.; A. Bauermeister (of Behre and Co.); Captain Dionisio Bordenave; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé, pseudonym); Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); Carnegy and Co.; Thomas Church (Resident Councillor, Singapore); J.F. Crockett (Captain of the 'Hellespont'...
Dates: 1813-1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The originals of B1-11 are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room using the microfilm reference numbers listed in this catalogue, which are also found in the Outline Catalogue.
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Private letters: Europe, 1828-1882

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/7
Scope and Contents Letters from places in Europe other than Great Britain, including Turkey, with some from Egypt. The correspondents include Arlès-Dufour and Co.; Peter Johann Gottfried Garlieb; Carlo Gatti; David Jardine (partner, Jardine, Matheson and Co.); David Jardine (founder of Jardine, Skinner and Co.); William Jardine; Alexander Matheson; (Nicholas) James Sutherland Matheson (also 'Santiago Thomasen', pseudonym); Mrs Josefa Bernarda Salsamendi (aunt of Xavier de Yrissari); Charles Binny Skinner; and...
Dates: 1828-1882
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The originals of B1-11 are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room using the microfilm reference numbers listed in this catalogue, which are also found in the Outline Catalogue.
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Private letters from Alexander Matheson, 1841-1846

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/C6
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Fair copies of letters, including indexes of recipients.

Dates: 1841-1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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Private letters: Great Britain, 1829-1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/8
Scope and Contents Letters from places in Great Britain (excluding London). The correspondents include Dr Alexander Anderson; George Armstrong; Bank of Scotland; Francis Bulkeley Bulkeley-Johnson (also Francis Bulkeley Johnson, afterwards Bulkeley-Johnson); John Burd (Captain of the 'Norden' and 'Syden'); Canton Regatta Club; Adam Howden Crawford; Donald Currie (brother of John Currie of Hong Kong); John Currie (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); John Currie Senr (father of John Currie of Hong Kong); Helena...
Dates: 1829-1873
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 117.
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Private letters: Hong Kong, 1829-1886

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B2/12
Scope and Contents The correspondents include Major Edward Aldrich (Royal Engineers); William Henry Alexander (Registrar, Supreme Court, Hong Kong); Harvey F. Allan; Walter E. Allum; Arbuthnot and Co.; [ ] Armstrong; Hugh Piercy Austin (of Jardine, Matheson and Co.); Bartolomeu Antonio Barretto; Charles William Barry (Captain, Royal Engineers); Thomas Bell M.D. (of Ecclefechan and S.S. 'Pekin' and S.S. 'Singapore'); John Bell-Irving; John Bowring; John Charles Bowring; William Sprott Boyd (also Thomas Podé,...
Dates: 1829-1886
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reels 120 (P1-408), 121 (P409-723) and 122 (P724-1090).
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Private letters: India, 1820-1867

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/B1/9
Scope and Contents Letters from places in India (excluding Bombay, Calcutta and Madras), with some from Ceylon, Persia and Burma. The correspondents include Robert Abercrombie; John Elliot Bingham (Royal Navy Commander, H.M.S. 'Acorn'); Christian Albrecht Bluhme; Ashley Eden; Robert Nesham Farquharson (opium agent, Behar); Viceroy at Goa; Henry Charles Hamilton (opium agent, Ghazeepore); Robert North Collie Hamilton; Hamilton, Brown and Co.; Hamilton, Higginson and Co.; P. Hansen (of the Danish Government at...
Dates: 1820-1867
Conditions Governing Access: The original letters are not available to readers, but microfilm copies may be ordered in the Manuscripts Reading Room - Reel 494.
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